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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
with our very own defense department, invented the internet in the first place. back then, the u.s. was in the catbird seat, poised to lead the world down this astonishing new superhighway of information and innovation. now many other countries offer their citizens faster and cheaper access than we do. the faster high-speed access comes through fiber optic lines that transmit data in bursts of laser light, but many of us are still hooked up to broadband connections that squeeze digital information through copper wire. we're stuck with this old-fashioned technology because, as susan crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to the white house citizen's petitio
Feb 22, 2013 7:30pm PST
prescriptions for oakland, but there are lessons to be learned from other cities. he joined us from new york. william bratton, thank you so much for coming in to talk to us today. as you know, the last time america had a very serious gun control debate was in the early 1990s. of course, you were chief of police in the new york city area. and that was followed by a two decades decline in crime. i was hope we could begin by having you put that decline in crime in context. >> the investment in the '90s was 100,000 additional police were hired. additional money went into research, into prisons, into rehabilitation efforts. research was critical. there was the assault weapons ban on certain types of assault weapons. the impact of that particular piece of the legislation is still being debated. some studies indicate it had an impact. some studies indicate it did not. from my own perspective, i look at every life saved is a plus. every incident that didn't occur is a plus. it is quite clear that hundreds of thousands of individuals who did not get access to those type weapons, that clearly there wo
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
management firm farr, miller and washington. he joins us from washington, d.c. >> tom: lots going on in that building behind you, michael. great to have you back. but more bond buying. do you support that? does the economy still need it? >> the economy probably still needs something in here, tom, yes. watch what happens when bernanke pulls back. we know we'll see some head winds from sequestration, and we've got head winds from higher taxes. so, yeah, with all of the effort that the fed has made and with still close to a trillion dollars in deficit spending, we still only have 2% g.d.p. growth. >> tom: does this impact your investment strategy, your timeline knowing that the federal reserve is going to coine continued buying with both hands? >> not so much the timeline because we really try to buy things and hold them for a long time. it is really tough to judge the fundamentals because you don't know with all of this cash that is being created if you have organic cash or cash on hand to kind of fuel things. it looked like the market was going to pull back here over the past coupl
Search Results 0 to 5 of about 6 (some duplicates have been removed)